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  1. Megan

    Another great post! I agree with you that while that language influences, according to those who support linguist determinism, the way we look at the world. But does not determine how we look at the world. Really intriguing post. Nice work!

    • Hi Megan,

      Thanks so much for the kind words, and I’m glad you enjoyed reading the post. I was motivated to write this post because so much of our language when it comes to chronic illness has such a defeatist and negative slant. A person with wide spread chronic pain, listening to all the negativity, can easily belief that they are doomed to a life of pain. Don’t get me wrong. I think the people have to come to terms with and accept that chronic pain may be part of their lives. However, I don’t believe that means chronic pain has to define their lives. This is where I differ from the linguist determinists.

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